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Catholic Archdiocese Asks Governor to Address Global Warming

Wow! In spite of the shameful decision to declare bankruptcy and ignore their responsibility to the community in that respect, the archdiocese just did a really cool thing. Their Office of Justice and Peace just sent the following letter to Kulongowski, Gregoire, and Schwarzenegger. Awesome!
Dear Governor; Catholic social teaching calls for bold, generous and compassionate action on behalf of the common good. One of the seven major principles of Catholic social teaching invites the faithful to care for God's creation. As Catholics, we are motivated by a profound respect for creation and the desire to protect our environment for future generations.

The US Catholic Bishops endorsed a response to the issue of global warming at a meeting in June, 2001. In a document entitled Global Climate Change: A Plea for Dialogue, Prudence, and the Common Good the US Catholic Bishops stated:

"We accept the consensus findings of so many scientists and the conclusions of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as a basis for continued research and prudent action...